Are you eligible for free* kid’s dental? The government-funded Child Dental Benefit Schedule provides eligible kids with a government benefit of $1,000 for select dental services.
The Child Dental Benefit Schedule can be used for a variety of dental services for your child. Whether they need a check-up, teeth cleaning, x-rays, fillings or extractions, the Child Dental Benefit Schedule may help with your dental bill.
All children under from 2-17 yrs who are eligible for The Childs Dental Scheme, can access public dental services in NSW. Some children may also be eligible for the Commonwealth’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) gives eligible children and teenagers access to up to $1,000 in benefits for dental services over two calendar years.
Children and teenagers are eligible for the CDBS if they’re aged 2 to 17 years for any one day of the calendar year, are eligible for Medicare, and are part of a family that receives Family Tax Benefit Part A or the child receives an Australian Government payment from the list available through the Department of Human Services.
You don’t need to register your child for the CDBS. Families and teenagers will be advised by Medicare if they are eligible. You can check your child’s eligibility and CDBS balance through your Medicare online account at my.gov.au or by calling Medicare on 132 011.
If ineligible for the CDBS, your child will still be seen by the public dental service and it will not affect the care we provide your child.